sugar tongs


noun (usually used with a plural verb)

small tongs used for serving cubed sugar.

Origin of sugar tongs

First recorded in 1700–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sugar tongs

Historical Examples of sugar tongs

  • Constance, in her dismay, dropped the sugar-tongs into the sugar.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • Aunt Sarah immediately let fall the sugar-tongs, and stood speechless.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope

  • But where are the sugar-tongs, the massive silver sugar-tongs?

    O. T.

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • There would be no end of it if one were to take it with the sugar-tongs.

    O. T.

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • When she reached the door she remembered the cup and the sugar-tongs.

    The Benefactress

    Elizabeth Beauchamp